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Factory is a theme that started in 2005. Three example sets were released that year by The LEGO Group, smaller than traditional LEGO Minifigure scale, approximately 1:50 scale. Factory is powered by LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) , a LEGO virtual building program available as a free download for PC and MAC from There were no sets released in 2006. In 2007 two sets created by LEGO fans were released. In 2009, LEGO Factory was replaced by Design byME.


Using the LDD people could design their own 3-D virtual model, and submit it for purchase using the shop-at-home division. Factory was also designed to enable users to view and purchase other users custom creations, you could add or remove bricks from creations at will, and then purchase for yourself. Factory sets arrived in custom packaging that showed a users model and name and included all of the LEGO elements needed to build the virtual design in physical form.
During its Beta phase, The LEGO Group sponsored a contest to better understand the types of models that consumers would design using LDD. The contest lasted for 11 weeks and 8,000 models were custom designed. Ten models were voted by consumers and LEGO Master Model Builders to become real LEGO sets available exclusively through the company's Shop-at-Home division.

List of Sets

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
10183.jpg10183Hobby Trains1080$99.99June 2007
10191-1.jpg10191Star Justice895Star Justice Astronaut (3),

Star Justice Robot,

Star Justice Commander
10192.jpg10192Space Skulls956Space Skull Minion (3), Bob Skull$69.992008
10200-1.jpg10200Custom Car Garage8933 Drivers, 1 Mechanic$69.992008
5524.jpg5524Airport607 2005
5525.jpg5525Amusement Park1344 2005
5526 Box.jpg5526Skyline2747$129.992005

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External Links

LEGO Digital Designer at